Maulwurfkuchen (German mole cake)

Maulwurfkuchen (German mole cake)

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Hanna Reder

Hanna Reder

Test Kitchen Manager and Chef at Kitchen Stories
"This cake reminds me of my childhood. My family always used one specific baking mix when we made it, but with this recipe you can confidently leave the premade baking mixes in the supermarket and prepare the cake on your own."
Easy 👌
20 min
30 min
60 min


30 g
20⅞ g
unsalted butter
½ tsp
vanilla sugar
8⅓ g
¼ tsp
baking powder
16⅔ g
ground almonds
18⅓ g
chocolate shavings
½ tsp
whipped cream stabilizer


oven, springform pan, parchment paper, 6 bowls, hand mixer with beaters, wire rack, rubber spatula, knife, cutting board, citrus press

Nutrition per serving

Fat28 g
Protein7 g
Carb38 g
  • Step 1/4

    • eggs
    • 10 g sugar
    • oven
    • springform pan
    • parchment paper
    • 2 bowls
    • hand mixer with beaters

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Line a springform pan with parchment paper. Separate the eggs and set the one with the egg yolks aside. Beat egg whites with some of the sugar until stiff peaks form.

  • Step 2/4

    • 20⅞ g unsalted butter
    • 10 g sugar
    • ¼ g vanilla sugar
    • 8⅓ g flour
    • 3⅓ g unsweetened cocoa powder
    • ¼ tsp baking powder
    • 16⅔ g ground almonds
    • 8⅓ g chocolate shavings
    • wire rack
    • 2 bowls
    • rubber spatula

    Stir the butter with some of the sugar and vanilla sugar until foamy. Little by little, stir in the egg yolks. Mix in flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and ground almonds until a smooth batter forms. Fold in beaten egg whites and add some of the chocolate shavings. Transfer the dough to the springform pan and bake in the preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for approx. 30 min. Allow to cool completely.

  • Step 3/4

    • knife
    • bowl

    Using a knife, cut around the edge of the cake base to form a ring of cake about 2 cm/0.8 in. wide, do cut all the way through! Then use a spoon to hollow out the center of ring you just made about 1 cm/1.6 in. deep. Crumble the spooned out cake into a bowl.

  • Step 4/4

    • 100 g whipped cream
    • ½ tsp whipped cream stabilizer
    • ¼ tsp vanilla sugar
    • 10 g sugar
    • 10 g chocolate shavings
    • bananas
    • lemon
    • bowl
    • cutting board
    • citrus press

    Beat whipped cream with whipped cream stabilizer, vanilla sugar, and the rest of the sugar until stiff. Fold in the rest of the chocolate shavings. Peel the bananas, cut them lengthwise in a half and drizzle them with lemon juice. Distribute the sliced bananas onto the hollowed out cake base and spread over the whipped cream. Crumble the spooned out cake pieces on top. Allow cake to cool in the fridge for at least 1 hr.

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Maulwurfkuchen (German mole cake)

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